3.1.4 /etc/security/user - minlen

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Defines the minimum length of a password.

In setting the minlen attribute, it ensures that passwords meet the required length criteria.


In /etc/security/user, set the default user stanza minlen attribute to be greater than or equal to 8-

chsec -f /etc/security/user -s default -a minlen=8

This means that all user passwords must be at least 8 characters in length.NOTE- If a password length greater than 8 is required, an enhanced password hashing algorithm must be selected. The default crypt algorithm only supports 8 character passwords.

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